Page Links

Narrow Your Results

Filter Your Results

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.

Solomon G. Brown

Solomon G. Brown
Brown, Solomon Galleon
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
This photo of Brown as most likely taken at the same time as the staff photo of the International Exchange Service. See Negative #77-15013 (SIA, RU95, B28, F33). See biography of Brown by Louise D. Hutchinson, 'With Kindest Regards': Solomon G. Brown.
Solomon G. Brown (1852-1906), clerk of Secretary Spencer F. Baird (1878-1887) and poet, seen here standing outside, probably on the Mall. Brown worked at the Smithsonian for over fifty years and was possibly the first African American Smithsonian employee.
Contained in:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 4, Folder: 41
No restrictions
African Americans, Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Brown, Solomon Galleon c. 1829-1906
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Photographic print, Person, candid
Local Number:
SA-754 and SIA2007-0039
Physical Description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Full Record:!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!5597~!0#focus
Solomon G. Brown, by Unknown, 1891, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SA-754 and SIA2007-0039.

Using the Archives' Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. Please cite the Smithsonian Institution Archives as the source of the content, and when possible, link to the Smithsonian Archives website ( Please let us know how you are using our collections for your projects. If you would like to see a collection in person, please note that most records and special collections are stored off-site, so researchers should contact the Reference Team at least one week prior to visiting to ensure that records can be made available in the Archives Reading Room. For information on commercial licensing or other uses, visit Rights and Reproductions. More information available within the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use policy.

Note: In order to access PDFs, you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader software which is available free of charge.